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DWC Posts Database of Liens Dismissed by Operation of Law 08/30/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2058 | 3 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday posted a list of liens that were dismissed by operation of law earlier this month — all 292,000 of them. ...Read More

DIR Posts Proposed Draft of Possible Changes to Lump Sum Factors 08/28/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 467 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations posted a draft of possible changes to the factors used to calculate lump sum payments for permanent partial disability awards. ...Read More

Doctor Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Prescribing 08/28/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Bettendorf emergency medicine physician has pleaded guilty to making false statements in connection with prescribing medications for patients he never saw, federal prosecutors said. ...Read More

Doctor Outside Employer's Managed Care Organization Could Authorize Time Loss 08/25/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 641 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to temporary disability benefits for a period of time authorized by an attending physician who was not a member of employer’s managed care organization. ...Read More

DCBS Proposing No Change to Premium Assessment Rate 08/24/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services on Wednesday announced the proposed premium assessment rate for 2018 is 6.8%, the same rate the agency adopted for 2017. ...Read More

Daniel Schley Named COO at Go T&T 08/23/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Go Transportation & Translation, a transportation and translation company serving the workers’ compensation industry, has hired Daniel Schley as its chief operating officer. ...Read More

DWC Proposing to Allow Designated Doctors to Examine Additional Workers 08/22/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing to allow designated doctors to examine as many as four injured workers in one day instead of the current limit of one. ...Read More

Drones Currently Impractical to Uncover Workers' Compensation Fraud, Investigators Say 08/18/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 647 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Drones were predicted years ago to become a key tool in the fight against workers’ compensation fraud, but strict federal regulations and privacy concerns have all but halted their use, investigators say. ...Read More
Department of Commerce Approves 2018 Rate-Making Report 08/18/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 636 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has approved a 6.7% decrease to the overall average pure premium level, effective Jan. 1, the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association told its members in ...Read More

DWC Suspends Five More Providers 08/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation suspended another five providers from participating in California’s comp system, including a physical therapist who pleaded guilty in a $15 million scheme to defraud Medicare, and a durable medical equipment provider who pleaded guilty to a kickba...Read More
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